Firefighters are pictured during hands-on training with LP props at Labette Regional Fire School. Photo by Hailey Jones.

Independence Fire/EMS was dispatched to a vehicle fire on Friday, June 13, shortly before noon. Upon arrival, the Volkswagon bus was fully engulfed. Independence Fire Department responded with an engine, ladder and ambulance. Three police officers were on the scene to direct traffic around the incident.

Members of the City of Cherryvale Fire Rescue (located in Montgomery County, KS) and Cherryvale Rural Fire Dept. gathered for a regularly scheduled drill.

     The fire/medics rotated through a course that was designed to last approximately 15 minutes per two-man team.

Hope you are enjoying your summer!  It sure has been a busy one so far.  In June, Owatonna Fire Department hosted the 139th Annual MSFDA Conference.  Thank you to the Owatonna Fire Firefighters, their significant others, families and friends for helping out and hosting a great conference.

A Carlisle house was burned as part of a training exercise on June 29. Firefighters from Carlisle, Hartford, Northern Warren, Moravia and Pleasant Hill took part. Submitted by Joe Solem, Northern Warren Fire Department.

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Vehicle fire

Independence Fire/EMS was dispatched to a vehicle fire on Friday, June 13, shortly before noon. Upon arrival, the Volkswagon bus was fully engulfed.

This photo shows Tanker 463 parked at the Valentine SEAT base in 2013.

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